NBC: Dallas USPS Workers Found Critical Parts Of Sorting Machines Destroyed

Screengrab / @GeoffRBennett / Twitter

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The president of the Dallas postal workers union said the machines will likely be sold for scrap metal.

NBC News correspondent Geoff Bennett reported on Tuesday that a U.S. Postal Service employee provided the network with photos of dismantled mail sorting machines in a Dallas facility, and when workers tried to repair them, they found that critical parts had been destroyed.

  • Bennett wrote in a tweet: “A postal employee provides NBC News with exclusive images of dismantled mail sorting machines in a Dallas facility. Workers attempted to repair and reinstall them but found critical parts were trashed.”
  • He added that the “bar code sorters process letter mail, including ballots.”
  • Yared Wonde, president of the Dallas postal workers union, said the machines were in working order when they were removed in July. In addition, Wonde said employees have “been told not to put it back in operation” and that the machines will likely be sold for scrap metal.
  • Bennett noted that “At Monday’s #USPSHearing, Rep. @DWStweets asked DeJoy if he would authorize postal plant managers to turn sorting machines back on if local officials deemed it necessary.”

Rep. DWS: “Those things are decided locally. Will you let them decide that locally?”

DeJoy: “No.”

See the Twitter thread here.

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